The seasons and cycles of nature serve as a reminder that growth, rejuvenation and new beginnings will continue to arrive, blossom and bloom. It reveals to us that despite challenges and hardships, we can use the change we experience to emerge renewed; sometimes in ways we may not anticipate.
Alongside our studies, jobs or careers, there can frequently be persistent pressure in our personal lives to always stay motivated or constantly pursue the next goal; being productive is often seen as the most significant sign of success in our lives.
We have the ability to develop connections to everything around us. Finding ways to relate to each other can represent a significant part of recognizing how we move through the world. All of the things we fill our life with can be something to bond over and discover a sense of contentment.
uplifting statements throughout the day, we can refocus and retrain our negative thoughts. They can encourage us to discover what nourishes confidence and releases us from a cycle of self-sabotage.
Depending on what's happening in our lives; it can sometimes be challenging to reflect on what we're working through and remind ourselves about how far we've come. We all need moments where we get to pause and celebrate what has gone well and reflect on the progress made; especially if we're in the middle of some kind of struggle.
Anxiety, stress, depression or grief sometimes would have you believe that the weight of what you are holding is too much to carry, that you will break if you dare to begin to release what sits so heavy on your soul.
Setting aside some time to take care of our physical, mental and emotional health should be an integral part of our lives. Self-care helps us cope with stress and anxiety, it gives us a chance to work through challenging situations and provides a boost to our overall self-esteem. But what if you just don’t have the energy to do it right now? What self-care activities can you do when you feel this way?
Let’s face it, saying that life has its ups and downs is putting it mildly. A more accurate descriptor would be that there are cycles of advancement and regression, reworking and awakening, unpleasantness and pleasure, even chaos and calm -- with many other experiences in-between -- that may make it difficult, at times, to show ourselves some kindness and understanding.